SeascAle – encore for beer & cider festival

The lads enjoying their ciders and beers at in The Windscale Club - taken at the very first SeascAle festival.

The lads enjoying their ciders and beers at in The Windscale Club – taken at the very first SeascAle festival.

IN response to last year’s demand for more, the West Cumbria branch of CAMRA is returning with their second SeascAle festival at the Windscale Club, Gosforth Rd, Seascale, from March 17 – 19.

The event will be even larger this year with a selection of local and nationally sourced beers and ciders.

They are providing event goers with an opportunity to appreciate the style, balance, and complexity of beers, such as light, fruity golden ales, stronger beers, rich, sweet malty, dark milds, sweet dark porters and classic best bitters.

An increased selection of superb real ciders and perries complete the perfect picture for you to ‘tickle all your tastebuds’.

A helpful Beer and Cider Programme lists all the 30 plus choices, colour-coded for beers, with a description, ABV strength and brewery name.

You can even ‘taste before you buy’ by asking for a taster. And, to provide the perfectly conditioned cask ale throughout the festival, the West Cumbria branch of CAMRA is introducing a new vertical dispense system, to be used for the very first time at SeascAle.

Another first, will be the highly recommended Beer Tasting Sessions, to be taken by Lynda and Stuart Johnston of The Prince of Wales, Foxfield.

This is a golden opportunity to be steered skilfully and to learn to understand and appreciate the different aromas, styles and tastes with these two extremely well respected beer experts.

Beer Tasting Sessions will be held on Thursday 17th March only and cost £5.

Places will be limited so, if you would like more information, or to book, call 07855 022936.

Sport will be high on the agenda as The Cheltenham Gold Cup will be shown live on the big screen in the adjoining comfortable lounge on Friday 18th March and The Six Nations Rugby on Saturday 19th. Wales v Italy at 2.30pm, Ireland v Scotland at 5pm, and France v England at 8pm.

SeascAle food suppliers Pudding Lane, run by Helen Dunne, and Pop’s Food Chain, run by Sean Yeganeh, received a total ‘thumbs up’ from everybody last year who enjoyed their delicious fare. They will again be providing something to suit every taste and pocket.

For your festival favourites, at no extra charge, you may take home a 2 pint carry out carton – especially great for those designated drivers.

The CAMRA branch is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of SASRA who run the festival venue and report that the chosen charity for the festival is The Great North Air Ambulance.
(The Campaign for Real Ale)